Xi Jinping and Barack Obama discuss situation in Ukraine10:34, 10 March, 2014
YEREVAN, MARCH 10, ARMENPRESS. China feels that all parties related to the situation in Ukraine should show restraint to avoid fomenting tension, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, said in a statement. "China has taken an unbiased and fair stand on Ukraine’s issue. The situation in Ukraine is involved, so all parties should retain composure and show restraint, to prevent tension from making another upward spiral”, the Chinese leader said in a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama.
As reports “Armenpress” citing Voice of Russia, Xi Jinping pointed out that the crisis should be settled politically and diplomatically. He said he hoped that all the parties interested would be able to reconcile their differences in a proper way, through contact and consultation, and would bend every effort to find a political solution to the problem.
President Xi said the situation in Ukraine is "highly complicated and sensitive," which "seems to be accidental, (but) has the elements of the inevitable."
He added that China believes Russia can "push for the political settlement of the issue so as to safeguard regional and world peace and stability" and he "supports proposals and mediation efforts of the international community that are conducive to the reduction of tension."
"China is open for support for any proposal or project that would help mitigate the situation in Ukraine, China is prepared to remain in contact with the United States and other parties interested”, the Chinese President said.
The Xinhua news agency said earlier in a comment that Ukraine is yet another example for one and all to see of how one big country has broken into pieces due to the unmannerly and egoistic conduct of the West.
The comment also pointed out that in the situation in and around Ukraine Russia has been defending its legitimate interests, while Ukraine is on the verge of chaos and disintegration, provoked by the West. The news agency emphasized that the western nations have underrated Russia’s readiness to defend its basic interests in Ukraine, while the Russian leaders have again displayed their authority and shrewdness in preparing and taking effective countermeasures.